Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekend roundup: May 29-30...

With the NCAA West Regionals and the NCAA Division II championships dominating the blog, the weekend review consists of some pro meets that happened while the collegians battled it out in Austin and Charlotte.

At the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo, former Washington Husky Mart Israel (left/photo by Paul Merca) of Estonia finished fourth in the discus with a toss of 204-4 (62.29m).

Israel's 2009 season came to a halt in the qualifying round of the discus at the world championships in Berlin when he was injured at the meet.

Hungary's Zoltán Kövágó won the meet with a mark of 214-11 (65.51m).

Results from the meet in Hengelo can be accessed here.

In Sacramento, Hughes Stadium was the venue for the California Invitational Relays on Saturday, reviving the old Modesto Relays that was a staple of the domestic circuit in May after a one year hiatus following the death of long time meet director Tom Moore.

Marysville-Pilchuck HS grad and world championships finalist Jarred Rome tied for first in the discus with a toss of 205-4 (62.59m) with Indian Olympian Vikas Gowda, who threw the same distance. In what has to be the oddest sets of marks, both threw identical marks in all six rounds.

Former Husky All-American Norris Frederick finished third in the long jump with a mark of 25-1 3/4 (7.66m), in an event won by Trevell Quinley in 26-8 1/4 (8.13m).

Three-time US Olympian Aretha Thurmond finished second in the women's discus with a toss of 204-10 (62.47m), as Becky Breisch won with a mark of 210-10 (64.26m).

In the men's 400m. former Tacoma prep standout Craig Everhart (47.07), and recent Washington All-American Jordan Boase (47.32) finished sixth and seventh, with LeJerald Betters (45.70) taking the win.

Results from the California Invitational Relays can be accessed here.

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